Let me first take this opportunity on behalf of CAFOR and on my behalf to wish all our partners, collaborators and friends a happy and prosperous new year. I also wish you all a delightful and prosperous decade full of excellent results for the new generation of Africans. As this new decade of the 2020s
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I attended the Second Edition of the Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2019 in Gaborone, Botswana, from 20th– 22nd August 2019, together with my Senior Advisor responsible for Partnerships and Resources Mobilization, Mr Tshimanga Mukade-Mutoke and my Special Assistant, Ms Biruktayet Bihon. This event was quite a spectacular affair organized by the African Union Commission
Due to my hectic schedule in the past two months, when the CAFOR team was heavily engaged in meetings with partners and the diplomatic community in Addis Ababa and elsewhere around the globe, I was not able to send my message for the month of June. I am therefore combining one letter to cover the
This month, we celebrated the 56th anniversary of the birth of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the precursor of the African Union (AU). 25th May every year has now come to be known as Africa Day and is celebrated in most countries in Africa as well as around the world. It was Dr Kwame
From 24 -27 April 2019, the African Union Commission convened a huge Youth Forum – the second of its kind for the young people of the African continent and an initiative by the Chairperson of the Commission, His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat. Her Excellency Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor, African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science
As we celebrate International Women’s day today 8 March 2019, we reflect on the many issues that affect more than half of humanity – the female gender. This year’s theme for the African Union (AU) International Women’s Day celebration is “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacements in Africa”.
Africa is celebrating for the fourth time the Africa Day of School Feeding on March 1, 2019. This year the Government of Cote D’Ivoire is hosting the main event in Abidjan. However, celebrations continue in the other member states of the African Union. This year’s festivities in Abidjan will also mark the launch of the
2019 has had a perfect start for CAFOR with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the African Union and CAFOR. 2018 was indeed a very eventful, productive and successful year for the new organization, giving the space to begin 2019 on a new platform with challenges that need to be addressed adequately during
As we bid farewell to 2018, I send, on behalf of CAFOR and my behalf, warm greetings for this Holiday Season with best wishes for the New Year to all CAFOR members, colleagues at the CAFOR Secretariat, and our cooperating partners and stakeholders. CAFOR effectively started on January 1, 2018, and the year has been
Message from the Executive Director of CAFOR, Lawalley Cole, for October 2018 The 4th State of Education in Africa, Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.
From 8 – 10 October 2018, I was in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire to attend the 4th annual State of Education in Africa (SOE) Conference organized by the New York-based Africa-America Institute. The theme of the conference was “Shifting paradigm: Building Future Capacities and New Narratives through African Education”. The occasion was splendid and graced with